AALL’s Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources

Last updated: April 1, 2020

With the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, AALL is monitoring the situation closely. During these uncertain times, your AALL family is here to support you and provide you with resources that can assist you as you navigate remote work and virtual training. We have made several changes to adjust meetings and programs during this period. Some meetings have had to go virtual due to COVID-19.  Please note that this change of format is due to COVID-19 and is not an indication of how future AALL meetings will take place.

The safety of our members, staff, and program attendees is our top priority. As things change rapidly, AALL is acting promptly to balance safety and also to make sure that AALL business continues to take place. AALL also continues to work with peer organizations to share and exchange information. For programs and meetings to be held in Chicago, we are following the latest updates and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois.  AALL Headquarters staff is working remotely and remain ready to assist members. Please know that you are not alone—your AALL community is always just a click away. If you have questions or comments, please contact AALL’s Headquarters Office at 312.939.4764. As we monitor ongoing developments, please check this page for updates.

Below are updates on AALL’s upcoming education programs as well as extended deadlines for grant and scholarship applications. We are stronger together, and we will see each other through this.

AALL’s Statements & Updates

2020 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference
July 11-14, New Orleans

Early-bird Registration Deadline Extended to June 15

Currently, the 2020 AALL Annual Meeting will take place as planned in New Orleans. We realize that some members are subject to travel restrictions imposed by their institutions. To give everyone the opportunity to save once these restrictions are lifted, we have extended the early-bird registration deadline to June 15 (originally May 15). We are in regular communication with the Louisiana Department of Health, and we appreciate your patience. The health and safety of our members, speakers, sponsors, and staff are of primary importance to us and will continue to guide our decision making during this difficult time.

Grants & Scholarships Deadline Extensions

Since many members are currently working in a remote environment, we have extended the deadline for all AALL’s grants and scholarships to May 15, 2020 (originally April 1).

For AALL members serving on award, grant, and scholarship juries/committees, this will give your groups additional time to meet and make final decisions. If you have any questions, please contact your staff liaisons.

2020 AALL Leadership Academy POSTPONED

The 2020 AALL Leadership Academy has been postponed to August 7-8; Leadership Academy participants have been contacted with information for hotel rebooking.

2020 AALL CI Strategies & Analysis

We are looking at options for the CI Strategies & Analysis program, scheduled for early May; more details will be shared soon.

Spring Executive Board meeting (April 2-3)

To maintain both necessary social distancing and the continuity of AALL’s operations, the Spring Executive Board meeting (April 2-3) will be held virtually.